New from GoOrganic are organic-certified, Non-GMO Project Verified Fruit Chews. The Chews come in two flavors, Ginger and Fruit, and contain no artificial flavors, preservatives or colors. The candies are kosher and gluten and dairy free.

Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars from Yasso are said to offer great taste and healthy attributes. Containing only natural ingredients such as rBST-free milk, real Greek yogurt and natural sweeteners, Yasso’s flavors include Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Coconut, Mango and Vanilla Bean.

Pamela’s Products introduces new Figgies & Jammies, a line of gluten-free fig bars. These non-GMO, egg-free cookies have a cake-like crust and are filled with fruit. Choose from Mission Fig, Blueberry & Fig, Raspberry & Fig and Strawberry & Fig. No artificial ingredients included.

New from Happy Family are Happy Tot Best Friends toddler cookies in Chocolate Pumpkin and Honey Buckwheat (SRP $3.79). Also new are Happy Tot Morning breakfast blends that are packed with omega-3s from chia. Flavors include Banana, Blueberry Yogurt & Oats and Apple Cinnamon Yogurt & Oats (SRP: $1.59).

NOW Foods launched a line of certified gluten-free, allergy-friendly, non-GMO foods. The Living Now line includes White Rice Flour, Organic Brown Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour, Organic Amaranth and Organic Quinoa. Baking mixes and gluten-free flour are also available.

News from industry food companies.

New York, NY—The Specialty Food Association, based here, has created a foundation with the goal of relieving hunger and improving food recovery efforts. The new Specialty Food Foundation, which has applied for 501(c) 3 non-profit status, will use grants, education and special industry events to pursue its mission.

From bread to brownies, baked goods are favorite treats for people around the world. Statistics show that artisanal and gourmet baked goods occupied approximately 51% of the overall baked goods market in 2013, proving that when consumers go to the shelves, they want the highest quality (1).

Montpelier, VT—As it gets set to develop rules concerning genetically modified food (GMO) labeling, Vermont has asked its citizens to weigh in. The state’s Attorney General, William Sorrell, announced preliminary results from the over 2,200 responses to a questionnaire his office issued in June. The survey asked people how they thought the nation’s first mandatory GMO labeling law, which Vermont passed in May, should be implemented.